A Great Asset to the Vinings Women’s Chapter in Atlanta, GA.

Jill Petersen, Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway

Jill is the founder and co-owner of Petersen Partners. Her background is corporate sales. She is a realtor and manages the sales department where she ensures every buyer’s experience is the best it can be. Jill specializes in residential sales in Cobb and Fulton Counties in Georgia. She also assists in long distance moves, including international relocation.

Jill was the Vining’s team Assistant Director and facilitated all our virtual meetings. She participates in all our meetings and is a great asset to our team.  She is a member of the Vinings Women’s Chapter in Atlanta, GA.

Going Above and Beyond in Santa Barbara, CA

Kait Cortenbach with State Farm Insurance is my Spotlight member for this month! Kait has gone above and beyond during these strange times to think outside the box in giving leads! She is always on time and rarely misses a meeting 🙂 Great job Kait!!! She is a member of the Dynamic Women in Business in Santa Barbara, CA.

Keeping Her Team Focused in Dunwoody, GA

Sarah Martin has been the Director of the Perimeter Women’s Chapter in Dunwoody, GA during this hard Covid virus and she has kept her team together and focused during the virtual meetings via Zoom. She has been very dedicated to Leads Club and a tremendous asset. She is an expert in Health Insurance and I highly recommend Sarah.

Happy Birthday Mom (aka Ali Lassen, Leads Club Founder)

Today is my mother’s birthday.  Even though we lost her to Breast Cancer in 1999, I still look forward to and honor this day in her Memory.  She was a multi-faceted and amazing woman.  She only lived 76 years but did so much and a lot of it was trailblazing for women.

One of the many things that I believe made her an amazing mother is that I always felt loved and wanted.  She instilled the belief that we could do anything we wanted and set our minds to.  This is huge because I am a female Baby Boomer and women were still denied basic human rights when I was growing up.  In addition, she loved children and our friends were always welcome.  Our home was often full of the neighborhood children who enjoyed the pool and other fun activities.  I still have some of those friends and they always speak so highly of Mom.

During WW II she was in the Navy and worked with pilots teaching them how to jump out of airplanes.  In those days it was unique enough to be a woman in the armed forces, much less to specialize in such a totally male dominated part of the Navy.  I love the photos of her in her navy uniforms.

I will forever be grateful that she invited me into her business of Leads Club 37 years ago.  I was at a transitional point in my life when she asked me to work with the 7 Chapters here in San Diego.  I had no idea what I was getting into, but her confidence and trust, gave me the courage to try.  Leads Club has given me so much, first and foremost are the amazing businesspeople I have the honor of working with every day.   Some come in for a year or two and others are here 30+ years.  It is inspiring to watch their businesses, confidence and speaking abilities grow.

Along the way I have made lifelong friends and learned so much.  I wish I could count how many 10-minute presentations I have heard over the years, teaching me about many different types of businesses.  The fact that Leads Club creates a close and trusted community where the goal is to get to know each other so well that you are willing to open your sphere of influence and refer is where the friendships come in.  At the end of the day, Networking is all about building those business friendships.

Here we are, 42 years since Ali founded Leads Club and I am reminded of one of her favorite sayings/pieces of advice:

“Always catch them doing something right”!

Truly timeless.  Just think about how this applies today as we are in such a difficult time in our country.  That one word or action of kindness can truly make a difference in someone’s life.   So often we get to hear about shortcomings or faults, and to have someone compliment you (sincerely of course) on something, can really make your day.   It continues to be my goal to find the good and say it.  Just think about the last time someone paid you a compliment or acknowledged you in some way.  It feels great!

Let us go out today and everyday and make it a point to Catch everyone we connect with, doing something great!

Happy Birthday Ali/Mom, I miss and love you.


Lisa Bentson  Leads Club President and CVO

Keeping the Team on Track in Atlanta, GA

Amy Stone is a great member of the Vinings Women’s Chapter in Atlanta, GA. She is part of our Membership team as Director. She keeps our team on track. She is definitely part of the glue that holds our virtual team together at this time. She is active with her referrals and does an amazing job with her reverse mortgage clients, helping them have money for emergencies that they may not have an avenue to obtain otherwise.

Consistency and Communications Creates Good Expectations

Thalassa “Taz” Fuhrmann is a Chapter Consultant in Colorado. She is a Full-Service General Contractor who specializes in working with HOA’s, Apartments, & Facility Management Companies with Spartan Construction Services.

A tip for Members is to have “Consistency and Communications. Without consistency, your clients and trusted business partners do not know what to expect from your company. Without communication, no one knows what to expect from you or your company.

Leads Club has positively impacted her business by ensuring, “I get up and start my day by making good business connections and reminding myself every week it is not what you receive but what you give that gets results.

Her contact info: phone 303-910-6865, email: [email protected] or visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/spartan-construction-services-restoration-division

Tip: Build meaningful Relationships with Other Members

Candy Messer is a Special Chapter Consultant in Los Angeles, CA. She owns Affordable Bookkeeping and Payroll Services. She is a Profitability and Growth Advisor who also assists entrepreneurs with bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax reporting, and 1099 processing.

A tip she would give Members is: “Take the time to build meaningful relationships with other members. When they know and like you, they will want to help you grow your business.”

Leads Club has positively impacted her business “Because the services I offer are on-going leads I’ve received who then become long-time clients. My revenue from referrals have averaged 17-25% of my total income each year.

Her contact information is: www.abandp.com or 310-534-5577

61 Continuous Meetings Attended

Jennifer Lopez has attended 61 meetings in a row without missing… until she overslept last Tuesday and missed the whole meeting! She never misses so we were all really worried. We guess the baby had kept her up most of the night and she slept through the alarm. She has been on the management team for 10 months. She is a massage therapist and a new mom. She is a member of the Rancho Cucamonga Women’s Chapter in Ontario, CA.